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NFTs are part of a larger economic development in finance capital

Before NFTs are written off as a flash in the pan, it might be worth considering that NFTs were never designed to be very useful in traditional investment frameworks.

How our SaaS startup improved net revenue retention by more than 30 points in two quarters

Net revenue retention is the most underrated metric out there. The greater the NRR, the quicker companies can scale. Simply put: the power of compound math.

Computer vision software has the potential to reinvent the way cities move

The same frustrations have plagued urban roadways for decades. But technology is finally providing new ways to address the challenges of crowding, pollution and parking enforcement on city streets.

E-commerce roll-ups are the next wave of disruption in consumer packaged goods

The interest in creating value through e-commerce brands is striking. So what’s the roll-up hype about?

5 mistakes creators make building new games on Roblox

Gamefam learned to develop on Roblox the hard way -- by trial and error and by getting better at listening to the community’s unique gamer culture. Here are some common mistakes.

Amid pandemic, Middle East adtech startups play essential role in business growth

There is tremendous potential in the Middle East for adtech startups and digital marketing agencies. Although consumers there used to prefer traditional advertising, the internet took over in 2020.

Investors and business leaders: It’s time to take coaching mainstream

Business leaders are led to believe that reaching out for support is a sign of weakness. That stigma is a huge part of the problem.

How VC and private equity funds can launch portfolio-acceleration platforms

Almost every private equity and venture capital investor now advertises that they have a platform to support their portfolio companies.

To rebuild manufacturing, the US needs to beef up the Small Business Innovation Research program

We have only a small window of time to restore manufacturing as a foundation of American prosperity, and a remarkable but underappreciated federal program has a big role to play.

Staying ahead of the curve on Google’s Core Web Vitals

While many view Google's Core Web Vitals as a big hoop to jump through to please the search powers that be, others are seeing -- and seizing -- the opportunities that come along with this change.

Dear Sophie: When can I finally come to Silicon Valley?

I was originally looking at opening an office in Silicon Valley to be close to software engineers and investors, but then… COVID-19 :) A lot has changed over the last year - can I still come?

The next era of moderation will be verified

Verification goes beyond the "blue checkmark," and the urgency to implement verification is bigger than just stopping the spread of questionable content. It can also help companies ensure they’re st

Pre-seed round funding is under scrutiny: Is VC pandemic posturing here to stay?

In 2020, investors became laser-focused on sections of the pitch deck that address monetization and business viability — signs that founders need to present better-defined businesses to succeed.

Where is the e-commerce app ecosystem headed in 2021?

The closest match to the growing e-commerce stack is the marketing automation stack, making it worthwhile to compare and contrast the growth of these ecosystems and what drives consolidation.

The ‘Frankencloud’ model is our biggest security risk

The SolarWinds attack was successful because it took advantage of a vast, intermixed supply chain of technology vendors. The lesson? Complexity is the enemy of security.

It’s time to abandon business intelligence tools

Organizations spend ungodly amounts of money — millions of dollars — on business intelligence tools. Yet, adoption rates are still below 30%. Why is this the case? Because BI has failed businesses

The lightning-fast Series A (that was 3 years in the making)

It took Christine Tao, founder of Sounding Board, just over three years to recognize the value of executive coaching and get her company to a Series A. Here's how she did it.

5 trends in the boardrooms of high-growth private companies

Just as countless aspects of corporate life have been reshaped over the course of the last year, boards of directors are undergoing significant and lasting transformation.

Social+ payments: Why fintechs need social features

The shift toward social+ is not going anywhere, and the fintech vertical is no exception. The good news is the social+finance trend is still in its infancy, which means there are opportunities to gain

No taxation without innovation: The rise of tax startups

Given the market needs for tax compliance, it’s somewhat shocking how poorly companies are being served by the majority of legacy software companies.
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